NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport broke the news Sunday morning.
On the heels of another dominant season for the running back nicknamed “Beast Mode,” multiple sources tell me Seattle has made Lynch an offer on a huge contract extension that would keep him in a Seahawks uniform for years to come.
The deal is believed to include more than $10 million for Lynch in the 2015 season alone. Lynch currently is slated to make $5 million in 2015, the final year of what originally was a four-year, $31 million deal.
Lynch made international headlines last week during the run up to the Super Bowl as he uncomfortably faced the media and repeated lines like ‘I’m here so I don’t get fined.’
Thursday Lynch finally did talk to the media at length.
Lynch sat in front of reporters and unleashed a monologue — well, a monologue by Marshawn’s standards — discussing his love for his family and his distaste for the media — but acceptance that just like him, they have a job to do.
All the while news that the NFL had threatened to fine Lynch over his wardrobe choices loomed in the background.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at his news conference Friday spoke of Marshawn Lynch’s dislike for speaking to the media.
“It is part of your job,” Goodell said. “And there are things we all to do in our jobs that we may not necessarily want to do.”
He said fans are “curious … want to know” what Lynch thinks about the Super Bowl and the Seahawks opponent and that other players meet their “obligation” to speak to the media.
Goodell also said any league discipline of Lynch for wearing a non-league approved hat at Media Day would not be decided until sometime after the Super Bowl.